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August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Argentinas-YPF-returns-to-PP-market-with-two-acquisitions-including-stake-in-LyondellBasell-unit_73040.html
August 17, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland), on Friday declared force majeure on products from its petrochemicals site at Litvínov, Czech Republic. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Unipetrol-declares-force-majeure-on-petrochemicals-from-Litvinov_73012.html
July 29, 2015
Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Corp. (PIC; Kuwait City), wholly owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corp., is at an advanced stage of a feasibility study for a petrochemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Exclusive-Kuwait-CEO-confirms-petchem-plans-in-Kuwait-talks-with-OPaL-in-India_72511.html
July 28, 2015
LyondellBasell reports net income from continuing operations of $1.3 billion, up 7.8% year-over-year (YOY) as higher volumes and lower feedstock costs more than offset declines in product prices. Sales totaled $9.1 billion, up 11.7% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-income-up-beats-analyst-consensus_72480.html
July 20, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has merged its Hanwha Compound and Hanwha Next subsidiaries under the Hanwha Compound business, according to local news reports. The combined entity will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reports-Hanwha-Chemical-merges-compound-business-units_72308.html
July 14, 2015
Braskem issued a filing with Texas state regulators for unplanned maintenance at its Freeport, TX, polypropylene (PP) facility, which was prompted by an emergency shutdown at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Environmental-filing-indicates-production-issues-at-Freeport-facility_72120.html
July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading Russian producer of petrochemicals and part of the local TAIF Group (Kazan), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Russian-petchems-firm-NKNK-splits-$9-billion-cracker-project-into-two-phases_72038.html
July 5, 2015
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer (BCPL) has begun the commissioning of its long-delayed Assam cracker project at Lepetkata, India. Three units—the gas sweetening unit, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Assam-gas-cracker-project-in-commissioning-phase_71883.html
July 3, 2015
Formosa Plastics Corp. USA, a Formosa Plastics Corp. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) subsidiary, will build an additional polypropylene (PP) production line at its Point Comfort, TX, site. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Formosa-to-add-PP-capacity-at-Point-Comfort_71875.html
July 2, 2015
Sinopec Engineering has won three contracts for projects in Thailand and in China, the company has announced. In Thailand it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sinopec-Engineering-wins-contracts-in-Thailand-China-valued-at-about-$2-billion_71836.html
June 24, 2015
Sasol told the Stock Exchange News Service (Johannesburg) on Thursday that the South African Competition Appeal Court on 17 June upheld Sasol’s appeal against the Competition...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sasol-wins-appeal-in-pricing-of-propylene-and-polypropylene-case_71427.html
June 22, 2015
Gazprombank (Moscow) has provided a credit facility to the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar; Baku), the two entities have announced. Gazprombank's investment committee...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Gazprombank-provides-loan-to-Socars-polymer-project-in-Azerbaijan_71504.html
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-secures-funds-for-its-largest-petchems-project-planned-at-Tobolsk_71453.html
June 18, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (Mangalore, India) on Thursday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has begun commercially producing polypropylene (PP) at its Mangalore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Mangalore-Refinery-and-Petrochemicals-commissions-polypropylene-plant_71423.html
June 15, 2015
By October, Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem; Cairo) will finalize the technical and financial studies for a propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Egypt-to-finalize-studies-for-PDH-PP-joint-venture-with-Kuwaits-Boubyan_71285.html
June 10, 2015
Braskem, the leading producer of polypropylene (PP) in the United States, is in preliminary engineering design phase of a world-scale PP plant, which will be the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-in-early-engineering-of-large-PP-plant-in-the-US_71132.html
June 5, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, near Lagos, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dangote-to-build-world-scale-cracker-polyolefin-plants-in-Nigeria_71030.html
June 3, 2015
Delegates to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene-polypropylene global technology and business forum, currently taking place in Zurich, were told that the polyethylene (PE) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PEPP-2015-Tightness-in-Europe-will-ease-North-American-PE-supplies-will-increase_70975.html
June 3, 2015
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) says that it will launch the Mini Dubai Polypropylene (PP) Futures contract and expand the existing Plastics Futures contract. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dubai-commodities-exchange-introduces-new-PP-futures-contract-amends-existing-PP-contract_70971.html
May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PTTGC-selects-technologies-for-US-project-could-raise-capacity-at-planned-Indonesia-refinery_70666.html
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